Celebrating Somerset as a place to live, work, play and learn
Somerset Day 365 inspires pride in our historic county and all it has to offer.
We encourage communities, organisations, businesses and individuals to celebrate our county 365 days a year, but especially over the weekend nearest to 11th May, Somerset Day.
We want everyone to relish in the stunning countryside, historic cities, abundant produce, festival culture and rich heritage of the county historically known as ‘the land of the summer people’.
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Somerset Day 365 is run by the not-for-profit Somerset Day Community Interest Company.
We champion those who want to celebrate our wonderful county not just on Somerset Day but 365 days a year.
We’re always looking to work alongside interested and passionate individuals, communities or organisations who are eager to promote Somerset and support their local communities all year round.Find out more
We are fortunate to have amazing Patrons who are as passionate about our County as we are.
Mrs Anne Maw, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset; His Grace the Duke of Somerset DL; The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton; Michael Eavis CBE, founder of Glastonbury Festival; Edward Bayntun-Coward DL.
I love Somerset above all other counties in England. In particular, it has the best National Park in the whole world – Exmoor – where I have spent the happiest days of my life.
Each year momentum grows as more people get behind Somerset Day, and this year it’s safe to say this is absolutely the best year yet!
With food and craft fairs, exhibitions, competitions, concerts and of course, tea parties, we’re hoping everyone in the county has a chance to celebrate all that’s great about the county.
Thank you to everyone who has taking Somerset Day to their hearts!
Somerset Day is all about community, and we’re so pleased that groups throughout the county have put so much effort into organizing activities that really brought Somerset Day to life in 2018.
I love Somerset because for over 10 years the amazing people and businesses have supported my business and help it flourish and grow! I chose Somerset 13 years ago to move here and I love it!
I love Somerset because it’s where I feel most myself
Somerset is my birthplace, my home, it is part of my soul. Murmurations of starlings; sunrise behind the silhouette of Glastonbury Tor; the glow on the evening horizon from a trillion Carnival-float light bulbs or the throbbing heartbeat of the headline Festival act on a still summers night – these are the essence of my Somerset.
Everything about the word ‘Somerset’ conjures up images that cheer and inspire, that melt the heart and ease the mind. For once, it’s a word and a county that doesn’t disappoint.
I’m very proud to live in Somerset and wholeheartedly recommend the quality of life it has to offer. Somerset Day 2017 is a fitting tribute to celebrate this big and beautiful county, so come along to Taunton on 11th May and find out for yourself.
I am very much enjoying living in Somerset having lived just over the border in Dorset for many years. I am particularly fond of Wells, Bath, Frome and Castle Cary as places to visit. I am a patron of the Secret World Animal Rescue, near Bridgwater and Happy Landings at Pylle near Shepton Mallet. The Chapel at Bruton is a favourite haunt and eating place for me.
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